It worked great until it leaked enough that the reservoir got low. Not only that but I think the pump isn't putting out full volume due to worn vane blades. When I tear the steering box apart to replace the pitman arm shaft seal I'll tear open the pump and replace the vane blades.:woot: Awesome!!
So how did you like the steering box?
Pretty similar until it gets wet. The mud kills a lot of the traction.Hey Scuba, that looks like a fun playground. How does the traction compare w/Cougar Buttes?
You can buy the vane blades themselves or flip the ones in the pump. The blades in the pump round off on one edge. Flip them over and everything is good as new. I compared volume output of the pump vs. what the box runs at and they're very similar. Shouldn't need a new pump.You can get rebuild kits that has the vane blades? I've always just seen them with new seals. You planning on hydro assist? Maybe a new higher output pump?
That's quite a statement. For a moment I thought you were regretting going SASIt works, plain and simple.
I wouldn't say it's so much better than before but I'm not worrying about the front end as much as before.
No regrets at all. As I've said on another forum, the truck isn't 100x more capable just because I have the axle under there. I'm still on bald 35's, I don't yet have a crawl box, etc...That's quite a statement. For a moment I thought you were regretting going SAS
But considering how far you pushed your truck with IFS over the years, your statement makes sense.
Great build...and the wheeling pics are awesome too. That obstacle was something !!!